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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Scott Gaudi, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Hot Jupiter exoplanet KELT-9b.. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.
John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Scott Gaudi of Ohio State to discuss KELT-9b, the hottest hot Jupiter exoplanet found to date. For this single segment Hotel Mars program, Dr. Gaudi discussed KELT-9b's characteristics, how it was discovered using two tiny KELT telescopes, the very hot temperature on its tidally locked side facing its star but on "guessing" as to the temperature on the backside which should be cooler. Also discussed was the intense ultra violet radiation due to the planet's closeness to its star, plus a short life expectancy of about 300 million years compared to the several billions years remaining for our sun. KELT-9b has lots of unknowns about it which our guest pointed out. The inclined polar orbit was a discussion item near the end of the program.
You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Scott Gaudi through me at email@example.com. Dr. Gaudi can also be reached through his Ohio State Astronomy Department webpage.